COVID-19 BAME deaths inquiry under way

26 May 2020

The government has announced an inquiry into why black and minority ethnic Britons have been “disproportionately” affected by coronavirus.

Government appoints PPE tsar

26 May 2020

The government has announced the appointment of a ‘tsar’ to coordinate the manufacture and distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the coronavirus crisis.

HSE issues guidance to bakers following PPE shortage

26 May 2020

HSE has written an open letter to the baking industry with guidance on how it can protect employees from breathing in flour dust when there is a restricted supply of masks available during coronavirus.

Health enforcement

26 May 2020

The ongoing issues surrounding the coronavirus pandemic are a timely reminder of the importance of ensuring workplace ill health is managed effectively by employers, says Charlotte O’Kane.

Spread the message

26 May 2020

EU-OSHA has enlisted the help of its animated friend Napo, to take a stand against the coronavirus pandemic.

Time for change

26 May 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic should prompt us to improve safety standards at work, says Lawrence Waterman.

Uncertain times

26 May 2020

The coronavirus could lead to changes in everyday working life, says Charles Pitt.

Work equipment safety: back to basics

26 May 2020

What constitutes work equipment? What are the requirements under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998? Fiona Burns, Croner consultant, reminds employers about their key responsibilities.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) — what are the current health concerns for the UK?

26 May 2020

Within a few months the global coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has spread to almost every country in the world. In the UK at its peak, the number of patients in intensive care was estimated to be doubling every 3-4 days. Now numbers of new cases are beginning to decline in most affected countries. Deborah Bellamy reviews current the information available about the virus and what the public health concerns are for the UK.